Awards & Honors

Zayde Antrim, who will be joining the History Department and the International Studies Program as an assistant professor in the fall, has been named the recipient of the 2005 Bruce D. Craig Prize for Mamluk Studies for her dissertation, “Place and Belonging in Medieval Syria, 6th/12th to 8th/14th Centuries.” The prize is given annually by Mamluk Studies Review for the best dissertation on a topic related to the Mamluk Sultanate submitted to an American or Canadian university during the preceding calendar year.


Judy Dworin, professor of theater and dance, received the Connecticut Dance Alliance Award for Distinguished Achievement. The award was presented during the Dance Masters Weekend at Wesleyan University. Dworin was also named the recipient of the Charter Oak Cultural Center Arts and Education Vision Award. She will be honored during a May 11 presentation ceremony at the center in Hartford.


The Faculty Research Committee recently announced the following members of the faculty as recipients of One-Year Research Expense Grants, effective June 1, 2006, through August 31, 2007.

David Branning
Assistant Professor of Physics

A single-photon source for quantum cryptography

Robert Corber
Associate Professor of Women,
Gender and Sexuality Studies

Cold War queer: Gender and sexual mobility in Hollywood cinema

Marco Cupolo
Lecturer in Modern Languages
and Literatures

The Best of Youth: Culture, institutions and violence in contemporary Italy

Eric Galm
Assistant Professor of Music

Unsung voices: Evanira Mendes Birdman and the Brazilian National Folklore Commission

Christoph Geiss
Assistant Professor of Physics

Investigation of pingo scars in Wethersfield, CT

David Henderson
Professor of Chemistry

Development and application of a method to monitor waste water in the environment

Dan Lloyd
Professor of Philosophy

Brain imaging of conscious experience

Martha Risser
Associate Professor of Classics

Isthmia: Pottery deposits in the Sanctuary of Poseidon

The Faculty Research Committee recently announced the following members of the faculty as recipients of Three-Year Expense Grants, effective June 1, 2006, through August 31, 2009.

Daniel Blackburn
Professor of Biology

Evolution of placentas in African and South American lizards

Theresa Morris
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Racial disparity in mortgage lending and transformations in the U.S. banking industry

Jane Nadel-Klein
Professor of Anthropology

Cultivated lives: Gardens, gardeners and society in the United States and Britain

King-fai Tam
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures

Living at the Islet Lookout (Chau Tau)

The Dean of Faculty’s Office, in cooperation with the Faculty Research Committee, recently announced the following members of the faculty as grant recipients through the Faculty Development Program.

Raymond Baker
Professor of International Politics

Joe Byrne
Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Jean Cadogan
Associate Professor of Fine Arts

Stefanie Chambers
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Dario Del Puppo
Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Johannes Evelein
Associate Professor of Modern Languages

Dan Lloyd
Professor of Philosophy

Vijay Prashad
Associate Professor of International Studies

Richard Prigodich
Professor of Chemistry

Todd Ryan
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Gail Woldu
Associate Professor of Music

 

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